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Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy and Trade Relations with Bangladesh

In a significant step towards strengthening economic ties between Canada and Bangladesh, Paul Thoppil, Canada's Indo-Pacific Trade Representative, recently arrived in Dhaka. His visit, warmly welcomed by the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Khandker Masudul Alam and Canada’s High Commissioner Dr. Lilly Nicolls, aims to enhance commercial

Bangladesh's Babar Ali conquered Everest

Chittagong, Bangladesh – Dr. Babar Ali, a resident of Hathajari in the Chittagong district, has achieved the extraordinary feat of summiting Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. On Sunday, May 19, at 8:45 am Bangladesh time, Babar Ali touched the summit, becoming the sixth Bangladeshi to hoist the national flag on the Everest peak. Babar Ali's ascent marks a significant milestone, as he is the first Bangladeshi in eleven years to accomplish this feat. His journey was organized by Vertical Dreamers, an organization dedicated to supporting high-altitude mountaineering endeavors.

Rising Temperatures in Dhaka – A Looming Crisis

Dhaka, the bustling capital of Bangladesh, is facing an unprecedented climate crisis. April 2024 was the driest month in 43 years, with the highest average temperature of 36.2 degrees Celsius, three degrees above normal, marking the hottest April in 76 years. This alarming trend highlights the severe impact of climate change on urban areas, exacerbated by unplanned urbanization, industrialization, and a shrinking green cover. The Heatwave Phenomenon From March 31 to May 4, 2024, Bangladesh experienced a relentless heatwave, the longest since 1948. Dhaka’s maximum temperature soared